新しい

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 2

Etymology 1Edit

From the attributive form of the Early Middle Japanese adjective aratashi: /aratashiki/ > /aratashii/, with the medial /-k-/ falling out.

AdjectiveEdit

新しい (-i inflection, hiragana あたらしい, romaji atarashii)

  1. new

Etymology 2Edit

From the attributive form of the Early Middle Japanese adjective atarashi: /atarashiki/ > /atarashii/, with the medial /-k-/ falling out. Originally meant “precious” or “regrettable”, /atarasi/ took on the meaning of “new” from /aratasi/ when the medial -rata- metathesized to -tara-.

AdjectiveEdit

新しい (-i inflection, hiragana あたらしい, romaji atarashii)

  1. precious; regrettable
  2. new
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Last modified on 14 November 2013, at 14:45